The links below are relevant to Biological & Medical Sciences and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.
You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.
To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs
Prospects – Graduate Careers Website
• Job Profiles – Search A-Z of job profiles or view job categories which includes Healthcare and Scientific Services.
• Options with your subject – Explore options with your degree and related subjects.
• Job Vacancies – Search for graduate jobs/placements by type of work and region.
All About Careers 'What can I do with my Bio Sciences Degree? – Includes Bio science related occupations and career test.
BMA Becoming a Doctor – An essential guide to medicine which includes entry requirements to medical schools.
Cancer Research UK – developing a career in research – For information on getting research experience or starting your research career with Cancer Research UK.
Health & Care Professions Council – Register of approved programmes – Search list of HCPC approved professional training courses by profession and location.
Health Careers – Physician associate – Find out about a career as a Physician Associate within the NHS.
Institute of Biomedical Science – Careers – Explore entry routes and training to become a biomedical scientist.
Med Comms Networking – Find out about a career in medical communications in the UK.
The Medic Portal – Information on Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) courses.
Medical Research Council supports research in medical sciences. View Medical Research Council – overview of research careers
Microbiology Society – careers information for undergraduates – Explore Microbiology careers and job profiles.
NHS Wales – About Us – Find out about opportunities working in the NHS in Wales
NHS Careers – Includes information on healthcare science related careers
NHS – Careers in Life Sciences – Find out about careers in Pathology, Genetics and Reproductive Science
Royal Society of Biology Next Steps: Options after a bioscience degree – A careers guide available on the Society of Biology website.
Royal Society of Biology – career resources – See resources for undergraduate students
The British Toxicology Society – Careers – Explore careers in different fields of toxicology.
Welsh Neurological Alliance – A forum of organisations and groups representing people affected by neurological conditions in Wales
Working for the Medical Research Council – Find out a career in medical research
Search Biological & Medical Sciences jobs on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events from your chosen sector.
Alere Inc. -Manufacturer of advanced medical diagnostic products.
Careerscene.com – Search for Biomedical Science vacancies.
CK Group -Specialist science recruitment site.
Cogent Skills – placements and internship vacancies – Life science placements with employers
Cranleigh Scientific – Scientific recruitment site.
emedcareers.com – Pharmaceutical, biotechnical and medical sector recruitment site.
HCLHealthcare – Includes Biomedical and health science vacancies.
Health Jobs UK – Independent health job board.
HuntingdonCareers – Search for jobs by scientific area.
Jobs.ac.uk – Science, research and academic related vacancies.
Jobs in Science – A specialist recruitment site for science in the UK.
IAESTE – Placements abroad are available in Biology, Biosciences, Plant Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Forensics and Chemistry. Go to ‘For Students’ – Outgoing UK Trainees.
New Scientist Jobs – Browse science jobs by category.
Public Health Careers – Provides an overview of the opportunities found within public health (not just within the NHS). explore career opportunities in public health in England.
Public Health Wales – view ‘Working for us’
Ratemyplacement.co.uk – Advice on placement opportunities within science & research.
Royal Society of Biology Jobs – Search by location, area of biology and job function.
SCI – Recruitment for Scientists – Recruitment consultancy specialising in science jobs.
Science & Technology Facilities Council – student internships – Includes sandwich placements and paid vacation schemes.
STEM Graduates – Search for graduate opportunities in your field.
Student ladder summer internships – Search for science related summer internships.
Targetjobs.co.uk/science-and-research – Search for graduate jobs and placements in science and research.
The John Innes Centre undergraduate opportunities – View Careers section/
TopCareer.Jobs – SView the latest jobs with UK research councils.
Wellcome Graduate Development Programme – find out about the graduate programme and jobs
World Health Organisation Employment – View current vacancies and internship opportunities.
NHS England and Wales
NHS Scientific Training Programme England – NSHS – The National School of Healthcare Science website outlining the STP and the application process
NHS Scientific Training Programme Wales Information on the STP in Wales.
NHS Graduate Management Scheme England – Graduate scheme with the NHS.
NHS Graduate Management Scheme Wales – Graduate scheme with the NHS.
The National Health Service Blood & Transplant Service – Find out about careers and vacancies.
Biotechnology sector in Wales
BTG Group – Specialist healthcare company based in England and Wales.
Biomet – Manufacturer of hip and knee replacement products based in Bridgend.
BioMonde – Head office at Bridgend, South Wales.
BBI – Go to ‘About Us’ and Careers. Based in south Wales.
Life Sciences Hub Wales – Careers – The Hub supports the life sciences sector in Wales.
Norgine – Careers – Includes a base in south Wales
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics – Careers – Includes a base in Pencoed, south Wales.
PCI Services UK – Go to Careers section.
Simbec – Includes a base in Merthyr.
Walesworldwide.org – Find out about the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Sector in Wales
Science Recruitment Agencies
Science related companies use recruitment agencies to handle their vacancies.
Hays Scientific – Search Life Sciences Jobs.
Lab Support UK – Scientific recruitment specialist.
Reed Scientific – Scientific recruitment specialist with offices across the UK (including Cardiff).
Sigma Recruitment – Life Science Recruitment Agency – Sigma Recruitment recruits for life science and scientific positions across south Wales.
Search Biological & Medical Sciences employers on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events from your chosen sector.
Environment Agency Careers – Search for job vacancies with the Environment Agency.
Euprotec – A specialty Contract Research Organisation (CRO) delivering a comprehensive range of R&D and infectious disease biology services.
Prospects: Find graduate employers – Search for graduate recruiters A-Z.
NHS Wales Directory – Search for NHS health boards and hospitals in Wales.
One Scientific – An independent food and water testing laboratory based in Bristol. Check out the Vacancies and Contact Us tabs to find out about opportunities.
Public Health Wales – Includes Reference Laboratories and Specialist Services listing.
Water-guide.org.uk Water Companies directory – Find out about career and job opportunities with water companies. throughout the UK.
The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.
Updated: June 2018
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